Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2009
I’m speechless. This just in…
Reporter Jason Clarke at at the UK’s Morning Starr (not “Morning Star” as previously mentioned) appears to be the one responsible for tracking down this update and the new video in the Polish media:
A terrified teenage student has told how a Yeti spied on her in her bikini as she took a dip in a stream on a camping trip.
Yeti-hunters have been flocking to Poland’s remote Tatra mountains after reported sightings and films showing a large, hairy ape-like creature emerged last week. (See here.)
Now new footage has surfaced apparently showing one of the beasts stalking Justyna Folger, 19, during a camping trip with boyfriend Tadeusz Serafinowski in the Tatra mountains.
While Justyna paddles for her boyfriend’s camera, a shadowy hulk can be seen creeping through the undergrowth on the other side of the river bank.
“I wandered into the river for a dip when I realised that something was on the opposite shore,” Justyna told Poland’s Super Express newspaper.
“At first I thought it was a bear but it appeared to be stooping and then it raised itself on to two legs and ran off. I couldn’t believe it,” she added.
Now mountain rangers are on alert and hunting for the mysterious beast.
National Park Guards Commander Edward Wlazlo said: “We are investigating the matter. If there is something out there we will find it.”
Yeti experts have been flocking to the mountains since Piotr Kowalski, 27, from Warsaw, filmed a Yeti-like creature emerging from a Tatra mountain path.
“I saw this huge ape-like form hiding behind the rocks. When I saw it it was like being struck by a thunderbolt,” he said.
His film has been handed over for examination to the Nautilus Foundation, which deals with unexplained phenomena.
“The film clearly shows ‘something’ that moves on two legs and is bigger than a normal man,” says Foundation President Robert Bernatowicz.
“But because the camera shakes so much it is difficult to say what it is exactly. We need to go to the site and see what traces, if any, were left.”
Source: Monday, 31 August 2009, Austrian Times.
Thanks to RDH for passing along the initial news tip on this one.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.